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A. 435. LESSER SPEARWORT.

Ranunculus Flammula L. About one foot. Long narrow leaves, mostly on log stalks. Bright yellow Flowers, about half-inch broad; five to seven petals.–Wet Banks of streams and ponds. Europe, Asia. Rare N. Amer., Nfld.–July.

B. 436. Ranunculus Flammula L. var. angustifolius Waller. More slender plant. Small narrow leaves. Bright yellow flowers, smaller then Flammula, or as large.–Nfld.–June.




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CREEPING SPEARWORT.

Ranunculus reptans L.; R. Flammula L. var. reptans (L.) Mey. Very small and slender. Stems rooting at all the joints. Bright yellow flowers, quarter inch broad.–Shores of ponds and streams, Europe, N. Amer., Nfld.–July.

Ranunculus reptans L. var. ovalis (Bigel.) T. & G.–Nfld.–July.

Ranunculus reptans L. var. filiformis (Michx.) Hooker. Borders of ponds, wet sands, Nfld.–July.




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NORTHERN BUTTERCUP. ROUGH-FRUITED CROWFOOT.

Ranunculus pedatifidus J. E. Smith var. leiocarpus (Trautv.) Fernald; R. affinis R. Br. Arctic species. A few inches to about one foot. Lower leaves about one inch broad. Those on stem without stalks, deeply cut into narrow lobes. Yellow flowers, less than half inch. Fruit in oblong head. Achenes with beak.–N. Asia, Labrador, Alaska, N. Amer., Nfld.

Ranunculus Gmelini, DC. Mouth of Robinson’s Brook, W. Nfld.–Rhodora. (Mrs. Sinclair Kennedy.)




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*Agnes Marion Miller Ayre. Wild Flowers of Newfoundland.
St. John's, Newfoundland : Published privately by A.M. Ayre, 1935, p. 114-116

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